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French & Francophone Studies: French-Speaking Countries

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French-Speaking Countries

Country Continent
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg/23px-Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg.png Belgium Europe
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0a/Flag_of_Benin.svg/23px-Flag_of_Benin.svg.png Benin Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/Flag_of_Burkina_Faso.svg/23px-Flag_of_Burkina_Faso.svg.png Burkina Faso Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/50/Flag_of_Burundi.svg/23px-Flag_of_Burundi.svg.png Burundi Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4f/Flag_of_Cameroon.svg/23px-Flag_of_Cameroon.svg.png Cameroon Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d9/Flag_of_Canada_%28Pantone%29.svg/23px-Flag_of_Canada_%28Pantone%29.svg.png Canada -- also: Quebec North America
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6f/Flag_of_the_Central_African_Republic.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_Central_African_Republic.svg.png Central African Republic Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4b/Flag_of_Chad.svg/23px-Flag_of_Chad.svg.png Chad Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/94/Flag_of_the_Comoros.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_Comoros.svg.png Comoros Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Flag_of_the_Republic_of_the_Congo.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_Republic_of_the_Congo.svg.png Congo (Brazzaville) Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6f/Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo.svg/20px-Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo.svg.png DR Congo (Kinshasa) Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/34/Flag_of_Djibouti.svg/23px-Flag_of_Djibouti.svg.png Djibouti Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/Flag_of_Equatorial_Guinea.svg/23px-Flag_of_Equatorial_Guinea.svg.png Equatorial Guinea Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c3/Flag_of_France.svg/23px-Flag_of_France.svg.png France Europe
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/04/Flag_of_Gabon.svg/20px-Flag_of_Gabon.svg.png Gabon Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ed/Flag_of_Guinea.svg/23px-Flag_of_Guinea.svg.png Guinea Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/56/Flag_of_Haiti.svg/23px-Flag_of_Haiti.svg.png Haiti Caribbean
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fe/Flag_of_C%C3%B4te_d%27Ivoire.svg/23px-Flag_of_C%C3%B4te_d%27Ivoire.svg.png Ivory Coast -- see also: Côte d'Ivoire Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/da/Flag_of_Luxembourg.svg/23px-Flag_of_Luxembourg.svg.png Luxembourg Europe
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bc/Flag_of_Madagascar.svg/23px-Flag_of_Madagascar.svg.png Madagascar Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Flag_of_Mali.svg/23px-Flag_of_Mali.svg.png Mali Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ea/Flag_of_Monaco.svg/19px-Flag_of_Monaco.svg.png Monaco Europe
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/Flag_of_Niger.svg/18px-Flag_of_Niger.svg.png Niger Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/Flag_of_Rwanda.svg/23px-Flag_of_Rwanda.svg.png Rwanda Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fd/Flag_of_Senegal.svg/23px-Flag_of_Senegal.svg.png Senegal Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fc/Flag_of_Seychelles.svg/23px-Flag_of_Seychelles.svg.png Seychelles Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Switzerland.svg/16px-Flag_of_Switzerland.svg.png Switzerland -- also: Suisse Europe
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/68/Flag_of_Togo.svg/23px-Flag_of_Togo.svg.png Togo Africa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bc/Flag_of_Vanuatu.svg/23px-Flag_of_Vanuatu.svg.png Vanuatu Oceania

Overseas Departments and Regions of France = Territoires d'outre-mer = TOM

France - national flag. French Overseas Department and Region Continent and Location
Coat of arms of Department of French Guiana French Guiana Africa.  An Indian Ocean island in East Africa, located east of Madagascar.
Coat of arms of Guadeloupe Guadeloupe North America: Caribbean. An archipelago comprising six inhabited islands — Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Désirade, and the two inhabited Îles des Saintes. Located north of Dominica.
Coat of arms of Martinique Martinique North America: Caribbean. Small island located in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies.
Coat of arms of Department of Mayotte Mayotte Africa. Small islands within the Comoros Archipelago. Consists of the main island, Grande-Terre (also known as Maore), the smaller island of Petite-Terre (also known as Pamanzi), and several islets around these two islands. Located in the northern Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Southeast Africa.
 Coat of arms of Réunion Réunion Africa. Small Indian Ocean island in East Africa, located east of Madagascar. Former name: Île Bourbon

Ministère des Outre-mer: About France's Overseas Territories (Territoires d'outre-mer)

Dependent entities

Entity Status Continent
 Aosta Valley Autonomous region of Italy Europe
 Clipperton Minor territory of France directly held by the government Central America. Located in Pacific Ocean, due west of Costa Rica.
 French Polynesia Overseas collectivity of France Oceania
 French Southern and Antarctic Lands Overseas collectivity of France Africa and Antarctica
 New Caledonia Collectivity of France with special status Oceania
 Saint-Barthélemy Overseas collectivity of France North America: Caribbean.
 Saint-Martin Overseas collectivity of France North America: Caribbean.
 Saint-Pierre and Miquelon -- see also: Saint-Pierre et Miquelon Overseas collectivity of France North America: Located in the North Atlantic due east of Newfoundland and Labrador.
 Wallis and Futuna Overseas collectivity of France Oceania